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Jul 1, 2011 9:00pm PDT
>>> we kept thinking, this can't happen. this is brooke. >> she was pretty, popular. >> she made people feel better about themselves. >> smile, angel. >> an anchor in her close knit family. >> this is my home. yea! >> then one morning, this loving reliable college student just vanished. >> it wasn't like her you know. >> no witnesses no leads really no clues at all. just her empty flip-flops in a deserted parking lot. >> this was not a runaway something bad had happened. >> her family had faith, somehow, someday brooke would come back home. >> maybe someone has her captive and they'll just decide to let her go. >> then month later and more than 1,000 miles away, a college student is rescued. running from a kidnapper. >> he said he's got a knife, he's trying to kill me. >> could this lead to brooke coming home? >> this was not the first time he's done this. >> they never could have imagined what it would take to find the answer. >> i want to know where she is. >> bringing brooke home. >>> good evening and welcome to "dateline," i'm ann curry. when the young woman a
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Jul 4, 2011 2:00am PDT
big brother, brooks, unlike anything they would ever know again. magic time. >> we grew up in a city called bel ame which is right on the mouth of the amazon, right where the atlantic meets the amazon river. and finally it occurredvom to m why i love being near the water so much. because that's where i grew up and where i traveled with my dad. >> reporter: and so they were close, as close as a family on its own in such a place as this could possibly be. and accomplished. marilyn douglas could have sung professionally had she wanted to. could have done all kinds of things. >> she was a straight-a student. i just saw her as being so smart and successful in what it was that she wanted to do. >> and what she wanted to do more than anything else was raise brooks and leslie. >> you can see their faces still? >> oh, yes. and i can hear my mom singing. ♪ i seek thee >> she did once. every week at church. and at home where she sewed the outfits leslie wore to compete in miss teen oklahoma. >> i was the one that spent time with my mom, whether it be singing or her making me a new dress for a
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives, is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now investigating this scandal, he has stepped down. london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallis, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallis in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself o
NBC
Jul 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today, it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. it was in 2002, with brooks at the paper's helm, that "news of the world" reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager milly dowler. a case that shocked and infuriated this country. brooks denies any knowledge of phone hacking and has apologized. restoring confidence in news corp may be difficult. something the company admitted in a second full-page ad in british papers this weekend. "apologizing for our mistakes and fixing them are only first steps," the statement says. "it may take some time for us to rebuild trust." >> and that was nbc's stephanie gosk reporting. and rupert murdoch and his son james will face tough questioning in parliament tomorrow. rebekah brooks is scheduled to appear, as well, but her spokes
NBC
Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
also resigned today, rebecca brooks. she worked under henton when illegal phone hacking took place. the most damaging accusations over the years, the one that triggered this crisis led rupert murdock to an unlikely meeting here. rupert murdock met with millie dowler's family, the young girl whose phone was hacked by reporters. when the meeting ended, murdock was greeted outside by cat calls. he was ushered inside but wouldn't stay there long. >> as founder of the company i was appalled and i will find out when it happened. and i apologize. >> reporter: earlier in the tied today, the head of news international, rebecca brooks resigned. in a letter to her staff who wrote, this is now detracted attention from all our honest endeavors to fix the problems of the past. those endeavors began this week with shutting down the news of the world and then news corps backed out of a multimillion dollar merger with bskyb. brook's resignation today will be followed by a letter of apology by rupert murdock himself printed in british papers tomorrow. we are sorry for the serious wrong doing that oc
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am PDT
executive rebekah brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers. just hours from now, this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a that building behind me, the parliament, and a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with lots of television screens. this is must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threatening. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james murdoch and another hour for rebekah brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last
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Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
arrests. most recently, rebecca brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives. she resigned and was arrested two days later brooks, who denies any wrongdoing, has been a power broker for over a decade in this country. >> somebody with huge charm, a lot of very political. she was very good at getting along side people. >> including david cameron. details of his visits with media heads were released over the weekend. since elected, he has met with brooks and other murdoch editors dozens of times. the prime minister has faced withering criticism for ties to andy colson, who was served as his communications chief. colson was also arrested last week. cameron is increasingly on the defensive, facing an energized opposition. >> terrible error of judgment in hiring andy colson. i really say the prime minister has to get a grip. he has to come clean and also own up to the mistakes he made. >> in a bizarre twist tonight, news that a former "news of the world" reporter and whistleblower has been found dead in his home in england. seaning, seen here -- sean, seen here on the bbc, he was
NBC
Jul 22, 2011 12:35am PDT
in the sold-out broadway musical, "the addams family." brooke shields is here! [ cheers and applause ] one of the funniest guys around, one of our favorites, mike birbiglia is dropping by. [ cheers and applause ] he's always great. plus, we have a real life insane person with some real life animals. jeff musial is here. [ cheers and applause ] him and his animals. we love him. we love him too. and check this out you guys, ziggy marley is back performing for us. [ cheers and applause ] that's a lot of show. that's a lot of show. before the show, i was playing around on my iphone. does anyone here have an iphone? [ cheers ] i love it. my favorite thing about the iphone is all the apps. you know, they're these little programs you can put right on your phone. some are games, some and help you find like the nearest restaurant. well, here at "late night," we got a sneak peek at some of the new apps that have yet to be released. you guys want to see them? [ cheers ] a few are just upgrades on existing apps. like this one here. this is -- you know -- you ever heard of "i am t-pain?" you say someth
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 11:00pm PDT
brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flaw to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of news of the world when she was only 32. neil shon worked for another murdoch partner, the sun. he is now a news analyst. >> fantastic networking, and of course an ability to do the job. >> reporter: it was in 2002 with brooks at the paper's helm that news of the world reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager millie dowler, a case that shocked and infuriated this country. brooks denies any knowledge of phone hacking, and has apologized. for the last decade, the charismatic editor has rubbed elbows with the rich and famous, and the powerful. she has had close personal relationships with the three most recent prime ministers. as recently as last december, david cameron met twice with brooks in visits that his office describes as social. cameron has come under fire for his connections to murdoch's news international. his form
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. nbc's chapman bell has the latest from london. >> reporter: rebecca brooks was arrested today in london in connection with the investigation of the news of the world. brooks is a former editor of the paper, and until friday she was chief executive of news international, which is a british wing of rupert murdoch's news corps. the british officially announced earlier today a 43-year-old woman had been arrested and was being arrested on suspicion of conspireing to intercept communications and suspicion of corruption which we later learned to be rebecca brooks. these charges would relate to phone hacking and bribes. brooks has said to her spokesperson that she voluntarily attended a prearrangement appointment to assist in the investigation. the arrest comes on day which the news gave full-page apologies in several british newspapers saying they would be fully cooperating with the police. it also comes a couple of days before brooks as well as rupert murdoch and his son james are due to give evidence, or to speak to a committee rather in parliament here in britain. and this arrest
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 5:00pm PDT
brooks in london in connection with the investigation. brooks went into the police station voluntarily today and her spokesman said he was unaware she would be arrested when she went in. brooks was editor when the phone hacking scandal took place and resigned as the head of the british newspapers. great news for drivers in los angeles. carmageddon is over. bridge construction on l.a.'s highway got done 16 hours ahead of schedule. the biggest fear it would cause major traffic nightmares this weekend. the mayor thanked the public for avoiding the area all weekend. >> we couldn't have done it without the cooperation of the people of this city. it looks like they got the message, they actually not only didn't get in their car, they, frankly, didn't leave their home. >> interstate 405 will be closed or plans to close again 11 months for now for the next phase of that project. >> 25,000 people took part in san francisco's 25th annual aids walk. more than $74 million has been raised for bay area hiv aids service organizations since the first aids walk in 1987. opening ceremony speakers includ
NBC
Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information. tonight a statement from "news international" says the story "the sun" ran is from a member of the public whose family has also experienced cystic fibrosis. also on the defensive, investigators from scotland yards who face accusations that police accepted bribes from reporter. >> an organization of 50,000 people a
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
defended executives rebekah brooks who resigned last friday. both led british newspaper's arm. >> there's no evidence that i'm away of that ms. brooks or mr. hinton or any of those executives, had knowledge of that. nonetheless, those resignations have been accepted. >> reporter: later in the day, brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman myself. >> reporter: but for the murdochs today's questioning was about salvaging news corp.'s reputation, a business rupert brought up with one paper. >> i was brought up by a father who was not rich but a great journalist. before he died, it was a small paper. >> reporter: james hopes to one day lead the family business but first he'll have to repair the damage sustained over two weeks of an ever-widening scandal. >> it's our determination to put things right. make sure these things don't happen again. >> reporter: rumors were floated that the head of news corp
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am PDT
. rupert murdoch, his top employee, former news of the world editor rebekah brooks are both expected to testify this morning. these are still photographs just in to the newsroom. he's 18 car there, getting ready to face questions about what they knew about reporters hacking into the phones of murder victims, even soldiers who lost their lives in afghanistan. it's unlikely he or rebekah brooks will say much. brooks who is under arrest made past admissions but any today would no doubt come up later in trial. this is live pictures from the bbc at this committee hearing as we watch a member of parliament questioning. murdock has yet to enter the room. there we see an official from the metropolitan police. >> here is a weird silicon valley tie. the same guy a board member of hewlett-packard after hp got caught hacking is on the board at news corp. tom perkins stepped down on principle after hp's phone scandal but he fully supports news corp. in their scandal. the difference he says murdock couldn't possibly have known about the hacks. but hp executives did. does one hack deserve sneert ha
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 6:00am PDT
. it's a bombshell. the woman at the center of the phone-hacking scandal, rebekah brooks, former editor for "news of the world," has been arrested in connection with the explosive case that has engulfed rupert murdoch's media empire. we'll have a live report from london. >>> and scorched earth. our sizzling summer brings new record highs across the country with temperatures soaring above 100. for many states, it's about to get even hotter. for many states, it's about to get even hotter. today's sunday, july 17, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. two big breaking news stories to get to this morning. we want to begin with casey anthony. after 1,006 days in jail and just 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the seen from inside the orange county jail in orlando at the moment she was being escorted out of the facility. she appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she's l
NBC
Jul 18, 2011 3:00am PDT
"news of the world "newspaper editor in britain, rebekah brooks, was arrested this morning in connection with the phone hacking and police bribery scandal in great britain. there are some calls for the justice department here in the united states to step up its investigation of parent company news corporation. meanwhile, in washington, the president this weekend tried to keep pressure on congress to reach an agreement on a deficit-cutting deal as the august 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling nears. >> i've put things on the table that are important to me and to democrats, and i expect republican leaders to do the same. >> as deliberations continue, there were no face-to-face talks this weekend, and house republicans are expected to vote tuesday on a series of measures to cut spending and balance the budget, although they don't appear to have the votes necessary for those measures to become law. joining me now, the president's top budget adviser, jack lew. welcome to "meet the press." >> good to be here, david. >> good to have you here. so, what is the latest? have there
NBC
Jul 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
with the latest on this story. good morning. >> good morning, ann. well, rebecca brooks wrote a letter to her staff and reiterates her apology. she goes on to admit that she's become a focal point in this crisis and potential distraction from news international's efforts to fix the problems of the past. from the moment this scandal broke rebecca brooks has been a lightning rod. the editor of the "news of the wor world" when the most damaging we allegation of phone hacking took place. >> james miller and rebecca brooks can deny knowledge but they can't deny responsibility. >> reporter: in 2002 reporters for the paper are accused of hacking voice mail, a 13-year-old murder victim. brook shut down the paper last sunday firing hundreds but her offer to resign last week was declined by news corp. today the company accepted. meanwhile, brooks' former boss, rupert murdoch, has gone on the defensive choosing to talk to one of his own papers if in an interview with the "wall street journal," he said the damage done to news corp's reputation are irresist viable. murdoch pledged to investigate any charg
NBC
Jul 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
brooks, a murdoch favorite, one-time editor of "news of the world" has resigned. >>> continued controversy swirls around the military's don't ask, don't tell policy banning openly gay service members despite congress voting to end the 17-year-old policy last year. yesterday the obama administration asked an appeals court to reconsider an order it made for an immediate end to don't ask, don't tell. the court had ruled since the process of repealing the policy was well under way, there was no reason to continue enforcing it. but the justice department is arguing ending the ban now would eliminate a timetable established last year that was designed to promote an orderly transition. >>> now here's a look at some of the other stories making news early today in america. a severe storm led to a tragic turn of events in utah. heavy rain washed away a road, creating a massive sinkhole, causing a father to crash into the edge of the 30-foot deep and 40-foot wide crater, instantly killing his daughter. another motorist drove into the sinkhole but suffered only minor injuries. >>> if anyon
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Jul 10, 2011 4:30pm PDT
-- what it used to be. but because of recent events, a lot of the republican moderates, the david brooks types, are going to be the ones to stand up and call a halt or come after south carolina. chris: i wonder whether cerebral writers, bright people, are not really in tune with that base out there. >> that's right. and this could be a flash in the pan. and remember mike huckabee won the iowa primary in 2008. buchanan won the new mexico primary in -- the new hampshire primary in 1996. so we'll just have to see. but i would go the conventional wisdom route on this. i think this all helps romney. there's lots of debate. there's lots of high throwing. -- pie-throwing. she probably won't go in the history books. but, again, you never know. chris: there's some spark there, i hear. she seems to have perfect pitch for some people. >> i think there's something interesting about the fact that she's so categorical about it. she's yes or no. and for a lot of back and forth that we've seen in washington, that must be very refreshing. >> chris: she's so crystal clear. i think there's a potential that
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Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm PDT
, and electric car technology. the report from brookings show the green sector has 2.7 million jobs. the jobs report grew more than 8% since 2003 compared to about 4% in other occupations. >>> there's a dirty job in vegas that's now available. for those of you with an adventurous side. you have to pay to play. not what you think. it's a company that's made a giant sandbox for adults. >> push it forward to go forward. >> reporter: in 100 degree weather across the highway from the vegas strip, people are paying hundreds of dollars for a chance to do something dirty in sin city that won't get them in trouble. >> stay within your cone zone. no bumper cars. >> reporter: they come to dig this, a five acre sandbox created for adults who rented equipment for a home project a few years ago and a business idea was born. >> i realized if i'm having this much fun, imagine the people who want an opportunity. >> what does your family back in new zealand think about this? >> they think i'm nuts. >> reporter: customers are supervised, teaching even the most hand-eye challenge reporter how to dig a hole. the
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
't that many. >> there are not. politicians love green jobs, reporters, but a study by the brookings institution says jobs involving the environment and energy getting smaller, the number thanks to layoffs. san francisco according to the study fared better, it's ranked fifth in the nas for green jobs. brookings study considers all kinds of things to be green jobs. you and i, they think trash recycling. when you total up the number of jobs in tech there is sometimes left than you would expect f. you took everybody at physical book and twitter and maybe through in chicago based goopen, you could not fill up the stadium. for all the talk those companies, there are not that many jobs. so happier, cougle held its first science fair. every last one was a girl. each winner's project had to do with bioscience. the youngest, 13, studied how marinades affect the chemicals you get when you grill things. and in the oldest hook at ways of improving treatment of ovarian cancer. >> impressive. >> and cool, cool trophies. >> no kidding. be careful. be careful with picassos as well. remember the pica
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the department. meanwhile, rebecca brooks, the former head of murdoch's british newspaper arm, was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les hinton, her predecessor, now publisher of "the wall street journal," resigned. both deny any knowledge of wrongdoing at "news of the world." the resignations and brooks' arrest some say could open up further criticism of rupert murdoch's son james, the head of news corp.'s european and asian operations. >> he may find his that doesn't mean that rupert murdoch himself is vulnerable. position in the company vulnerable. >> reporter: on tuesday, rupert and james murdoch will publicly answer questions from members of parliament. the deputy prime minister told the bbc exactly what the government wants to hear from the head of news corp. >> i think he needs to come absolutely clean, about what he knew, about wh
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Jul 3, 2011 11:00pm PDT
brooks. the fireworks are just about to begin. this is "sports sunday." >>> good evening. i'm laurence scott. and welcome to the third week of a new format here on "sports sunday" with the focus on conversations and feature stories to chronicle our bay area sports scene. we're going beyond sound bites to bring you complete thoughts and some unique ideas for how you can get involved one great summer evening activity is sailing on the bay. and you don't have to
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
brooks, former chief executive of murdoch's british media holdings are scheduled to answer questions about the scandal from british lawmakers. >>> the secret to losing weight at the restaurant? bring your own fork. a new study found that people who used a larger fork for bigger bites ate less than those who used a smaller fork. the psychology behind that, authors of the study found that people who visually saw they were making a dent in the food on their plate found they ate less. it worked at the restaurant because people at home had different goals. >> a risk factor for second-hand smoke. teens exposed to cigarette smoke have higher incidents of hearing loss. experts say hearing loss early in life can lead to problems with development and functioning. >>> a bald eagle is alive thanks to veterinarian's decision to perform mouth to beak cpr on the bird. he was injured after being hit by a car. the eagle is recovering from a dislocated shoulder and a paralyzed right leg. patriot stopped breathing while under anesthesia. that's when the vet jumd in and performed cpr on the bald eagle.
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Jul 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
operations head rebecca brooks, that's according to a former associate at the news international newspaper group, that is the group at the center of the phone hacking scand scandal. >>> and finally, one fan attending a baseball game really felt like celebrating in front of his home team. >> getting a good rise out of the fans here. 30,896. >> nice to see the little gal getting in the action too. he danced and got his groove on in front of 30,000 seattle mariners fans. we're not sure what kind of dance he's performing but he seems to enjoy it and his kid seems to be enjoying it as well. how cute is that. the mariners lost the game against the texas rangers. perhaps they were too distracted. >>> thanks for making us a part of your weekend. we will have more lol news tonight for you at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00.
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
of the parliament sit around that horse shoe-shaped table. rupert murdoch and rebekah brooks spotted heading in. they will face sufficient questions about what they knew and when as news corp. reporters allegedly hacked into cell phone voice mails belonging to murder victims, even soldiers who died in afghanistan and iraq. here is a weird silicon valley twist. the same guy who resigned as a board member of hewlett-packard after hp was caught hacking into phones is on the board of news corp. tom perkins one of the richest in the world stepped down. but he fully supports news corp. he says murdock couldn't possibly have known about the hacks and hp executives did. does one hack deserve another? dozens of websites knocked off line. here's the sun, one of the newspapers there. we'll continue to monitor this question and answer session. we don't expect them to say much because while there is no such thing as a fifth amendment in england there is something similar. we expect them to remain silent. they are talking about crimes. >> going to be interesting to watch it play out. thank you, scott. 62-yea
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Jul 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
's any evidence that led him to believe his executives, rebekah brooks and les hinton knew the hacking was going on. he says they did not know, but nevertheless, he accepted their resignation. it is a faceoff, rupert murdoch questioned by a small panel of politicians about the hacking. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are to particularly the victims of illegal voice mail interceptions and to their families. it's a matter of great regret to me, my father, and everyone at news corporations. these actions do not live up to the standards our company aspires to everywhere around the world. >> they've got a lot of questions to answer, but the main one, did you know what was going on, these appalling things were done in your done, if not, why didn't you? >> reporter: murdoch has already apologized and launched an internal investigation, but he and executives say they weren't aware of wrong doings at the time. at his father's side today, james murdoch. many say his performance today will have a direct impact on his future with the company. questioned separately, rebekah b
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
executives les hinton and rebekah brooks, who resigned from their positions last friday. both formerly led the british newspaper. later in the day brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any wrongdoing or any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman myself. >> reporter: but for the murdochs, the day was not just about defending themselves. they were trying to salvage the reputation of news corp. >> "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in just two weeks, the second largest media company in the world has come under withering attack. >> and it is our determination to both put things right, make sure these things don't happen again. >> reporter: it is widely believed that james wants the top job at news corp. himself, but for the moment that position isn't open. >> mr. murdoch, have you considered resigning? >> no. >> why not? >> because i feel that people i trusted have let
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00am PDT
personally. on display his so far unqualified support from rebecca brooks, former editor of the paper and now a trusted executive at news corp. smiles for the cameras but calls for hooks to resign are growing louder. one of the most damaging allegations the paper faces is a phone hacking of a 13-year-old murder victim. charismatic redhead was editor of "news of the world "account at the time. >> if she goes that puts a spotlight on rupert murdoch's son james and if he is vulnerable rupert murdoch is himself. >> reporter: he is widely seen as his father's heir apparent. >> james murdoch and rebecca brooks cannot deny responsibility. >> reporter: brook clings to her job as hundreds of "news of the world" employees lost theirs. fired suddenly with just three months' pay and a promise that newscorp. will do its best to find new positions. one recording brook taking tough questions from an openly hostile staff. >> you're calling our newspaper toxic. do you think we'd want to work for you again? >> reporter: the final edition had a simple head lip "thank you and good-bye." insi inside, editorial re
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Jul 15, 2011 12:35am PDT
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Jul 16, 2011 12:35am PDT
next week. you guys, we have mila kunis, justin timberlake, ryan gosling, brooke shields, and kevin connolly. they will all be here next week. [ cheers and applause ] plus music from wye oak, emmylou harris, joseph arthur, and ziggy marley. oh, my god, what a crazy week. [ cheers and applause ] it's going to be good right here. our next guest just released his 12th album, "i'm american." and tonight, he's performing a track from it called "runway lights." once again, billy ray cyrus. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ graduated from lincoln high somehow i made my way through vmi ♪ ♪ joined the navy and i learned to fly that's what i always dreamed of ♪ ♪ there's a hometown girl who wears my ring her name is painted on my starbird wing ♪ ♪ tonight i'm half a world from everything and everyone that i love i wonder how ♪ ♪ the yankees did tonight i sure hope grandma's doin' all right i wish i knew what ♪ ♪ momma's cooking for supper i pray jane had got my letter and knows how much i love her lord knows i ♪ ♪ got a job to do i just can't wait until it's through i ke
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Jul 3, 2011 4:00am PDT
of athletic clothes. i mean, i wear my yoga pants for everything. hiking, biking, pilates... [ woman ] brooke... okay. i wear yoga pants because i am too lazy for real pants. that's my tide. what's yours? i wear yoga pants because i am too lazy for real pants. introducing crest 3d white enamel renewal toothpaste. it not only removes up to 90% of surface stains in just two weeks, it also strengthens and rebuilds your enamel. new crest 3d white enamel renewal toothpaste. life opens up when you do. >>>en this july 4th holiday weekend we're celebrating the beauty of america's national parks including a spectacular glacier park. at jenna bush hager reports, it is a sight to see. >> reporter: the crown of the continent, where two countries unite above land carved by ancient glaciers. gleaning lakes, with storied peaks and wild flowers cascade along the foothills of the continental divide. glacier became the country's tenth national park more than 100 years ago, a century before that, blackbeat indians roamed this corner of northwest montana and named their land the backbone of the world, and it's e
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Jul 10, 2011 8:00am PDT
to raise? this is what david brooks wrote in his column. i'm sure you saw it this week about the republican economy "the struggles of the next few weeks are about what sort of party the gop is -- a normal conservative party or an old protest movement that separated itself from normal governance, the normal rules of evidence and the ancient habits of our nation. if the debt ceiling talks fail, independent voters will see that democrats were willing to compromise but republicans were not. if responsible republicans don't take control, independents will conclude that republicans caused this default. they will conclude that republicans are not fit to govern." >> this is not a time for rockefellerism. we have a country that is sinking, in the verge of a crisis of the debt and ceiling issue that is one symptom of many problems. if the answer is to split the difference with the democrats and be for tax increases, for more spending, but just a little less than the democrats, that's not -- >> but that's not factual. that's not the deal on the table. there was an opportunity for $4 trillion in spendi
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> chilling confession. >>> good morning, chilling confession, a brook lancaster man admits to the murder of an 8-year-old boy who got lost as he walked home alone from day camp. why the alleged killer says he did it. >> enough is enough, president obama reportedly walks out of the mt contentious meeting yet to reach a deficit deal amid a new warning that failure to act may cost the u.s. the top credit rating. >>> the u.s. women's soccer team uses a dramatic goal to advance at the world cup. now they are in the finals for the first time in 12 years today, thursday, july 14th, 2011. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and welcome today on this thursday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and this case in brooklyn has shaken the murder of this 8-year-old boy. >> it's shaken anyone thinking about this as a parent. the victim just eight years out, begged his parents to be allowed to walk home from summer camp by himself. they finally agreed. police say it was happensubstance he asked a man for
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00am PDT
, pilates. brooke... okay. i wear yoga pants because i am too lazy for real pants. that's my tide. what's yours? >>> good morning to you. 9:26 on this fourth of july. i'm laura garcia-cannon. lots of great things to do and places to go in independence holiday. there will be a rose red white and blue parade at 10:00 this morning. the parade kicks off at west san carlos and shasta avenue and winds through the guard innablgd and ends near shasta avenue. among those taking part, chuck reed and his wife. >>> the fourth of july parade will kick off in just a few hours. the it will start at webster street and starts this morning at 10:00. more than 170 entries and 2500 participants will mampl along the three-mile course. and in san francisco, for a spectacular fireworks display, check out the city's waterfront show. it will take place at 9:30 tonight from aquatic park all the way down to pier 39. it will be closed to the public. boats will not be allowed to enter the lagoon from 1:00 until 10:00 tonight. other events happening around the bay, some of them are on your screen. you can see san fr
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Jul 28, 2011 7:00am PDT
to our old inn. it's now owned by a friend, but 7 brook lyy still feels like home. >> this is the hang ten room. kathie was in love with all the surfers. >> where's my door? >> right there. >> welcome, hang ten. >> are there any smooch marks on it? i practiced kiising on the door. it was the '60s and i was a teenager. there was no better place to be. one particular night, i was smooching with my love right here and i realized, oh, my gosh, it's getting late. so we jumped up anddi started o the trek down to the inn, very hurriedly, like this. and here comes my brother and my father. so i thought, oh, my gosh between theetwo of them, i'm not going to have a heinie left. even though i'm not doing anything wrong, what 16-year-old girl doesn't smooch once in a while and we turned this corner and right here -- so close, they caught up with me. my daddy lit into me like crazy and he told my boyfriend never to come back here again. the beach was also where i earned my very first paycheck. business on the boardwalk for 80 years. >> oh, my gosh, my boss, barry is here! barry! barry was a great
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am PDT
for a while and wanted to propose. she was a former miss texas named brooke daniels >> still is. >> he decided the way he was going to propose was he was going to put the ring in the mail. >> why not? >> a $76,000 engagement ring. >> insured. >> with a recorded proposal. >> nice guy. he was sent $5,000 for her to pay for some of her schooling. >> i wouldn't like that in my proposal. here's money. >> she asked for it apparently. >> whatever. the bottom line is she got the proposal and got the ring and listened to the proposal and said no. now, what to do with the ring. >> did she keep the money to go to school. let's find out about that too. >> the ring, i guess he wanted the ring back and she said oops, she lost the ring. later it was determined the dad had the ring and said he was sending it back, but hasn't yet. >> he didn't want a lawsuit. he said he will return it. >> if someone proposes to you and gives you a ring, do you get to keep it if you don't get married? that's the question. i would like to know the answer. >> i think that that constitutes an agreement between you. i will receive
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Jul 25, 2011 7:00am PDT
love it. >> i was safe. >> michael brooks, our umpire, safe. >> you were supposed to come but it was too hot. >> i lamed out. i had a friend who was leaving. i had to take him to lunch. but mark victor, our producer, pitching, shutout. >> shutout match for him. peter alexander, his two triples. >> did somebody die? >> i know. >> while we're playing this. >> yes. >> are we mourning the -- >> there's mark victor at bat. >> i guess this is why -- this is the theme that gma was playing. ♪ >> yeah. great sports. they were great sports. >> they were. >> fun day. >> even better sports because they lost! >> natalie is a good sport. we aren't so much. >> fantastic. >> "today" show team, way to go. >> good job, team. >>> coming up -- >> how to avoid common nutritional pitfalls that can sabotage your diet. >> the queen of soul aretha franklin will be here for a live performance. >> first your local news and weather. [ female announcer ] the great taste is clear. [ cellphone beeps ] [ jeff ] ooh! [ female announcer ] oscar mayer deli fresh turkey comes in a clear pack so the freshne
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Jul 26, 2011 7:00am PDT
celebrating their 17th birthday. what are your names? >> brook and summer anderson. >> happy birthday, ladies. all right. that's >>> well, you heard it from al roek roker, 65 in san francisco. that's going to happen once we get rid of the low cloud cover. meanwhile, we're seeing the sunshine about an hour earlier over the south bay. san jose completely clear at this time. we'll be warmer this afternoon. up to 81 degrees. 83 for los gatos and 75 in santa cruz today. we continue to warm up as we head through the next few days. friday looks like the warmest day in the extended period. 95 on saturday. ing about her divorce m charlie sheen, what life was like for her then and what is life like for her now? that's coming up right after this. -o took over a restaurant just for a day to show the world a better burger. now, millions of turkey burgers later, we're still out to win over burger lovers. woman: it's really good! man: the taste is great. ancr: just in time for the grilling season. n delicious burger. maman, i'm on my third one right now. it's awesome. woman: i would definitely have a turke
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am PDT
is not responsible is rebecca brooks, the paper's former editor and still a top corporate executive. critics have charged that murdoch chose to save her rather than one of britain's oldest newspapers. at age 80, murdoch's once bulletproof reputation has been shaken. >> the reports that this is the end of murdoch or this is the death of murdoch in a business sense are probably overstated. but it does give one pause to see a scandal of this proportion really spiral out of control. >> reporter: hacking the phones of celebrities and politicians was one thing. but harvesting the grieving voicemails of ordinary people dealing with tragedy triggered an explosion of revulsion that could not be contained. with advertisers abandoning the paper, its closing will put some 200 employees out of work and there are publish reports today that there are more arrests coming, perhaps within days, several investigations now under way. >> nbc's mike taibbi, thanks so much, mike. 7:13. once again here's david. >>> ann, thanks. it is likely to be the number one issue in the 2012 presidential election, the struggling job
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am PDT
after a number of tweets he posted about rebecca brooks. he said in one of them that she told him that almost all of their information comes directly from police. in a later tweet he said that police received, quote, a nice little wad of cash for the service. ann? >> this story just keeps on growing. thank you so much. >>> 7:09. here's matt. >> ann, thanks very much. now to washington and the heat that president obama and congressional leaders are under to reach a deal on slashing the budget deficit. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with the latest on this. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. good to see you, too. president obama will meet with congressional leaders again today. the two sides still very much deadlocked. and the clock is ticking. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: with the deadline looming, president obama and congressional leaders met monday for a third time but they're still struggling to find common ground on the debt ceiling. >> this is the same shot you had yesterday except we're wearing ties today. >> reporter: those familiar with mond
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